CCSS Testing Information 


The Central Community School System follows the Louisiana Department of Education 2016-2017 Assessment Calendar for state and nationally mandated tests. For guidance on what each test will cover, please visit the Louisiana Department of Education's Assessment Guidance page.



LEAP (all students in 3rd-8th grade)

3rd and 4th graders will take ELA, math, social studies, and science tests on paper.

5th-8th graders will take ELA, math, and social studies tests online and science tests on paper.

Please view the Assessment Guidance page for more information on each grade and subject test.


EOC (some students in 7th-12th grade)

The computer-based End of Course Exam is for students enrolled in Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, US History, English II, and English III.

Students must pass the following tests to graduate from Central High School:

Biology or U.S. History

Algebra I or Geometry

English II or English III


ELDA (some students in K-12th grade)

The paper-based English Language Development Assessment is for all students in kindergarten through grade 12 who have been identified as limited English proficient (LEP). Students must attain a level 5 in each of the language domains (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) before they may be considered fully English proficient and cease taking ELDA.


LAA 1 (some students in grades 3rd-8th, 10th & 11th)

The paper-based LEAP Alternate Assessment, Level 1 (LAA 1), has been specially designed to evaluate the progress of students with significant cognitive disabilities.


NAEP (some students in 4th & 8th grade)

National Assessment of Educational Progress

NAEP provides results on subject-matter achievement, instructional experiences, and school environment for populations of students (e.g., all fourth-graders) and groups within those populations (e.g., female students, Hispanic students). NAEP does not provide scores for individual students or schools, although state NAEP can report results by selected large urban districts. NAEP results are based on representative samples of students at grades 4, 8, and 12 for the main assessments, or samples of students at ages 9, 13, or 17 years for the long-term trend assessment. These grades and ages were chosen because they represent critical junctures in academic achievement. More information can be found at the National Center for Education Statistics.


K-3 Literacy Assessment (all students in K-3rd grade)

Students in K-2nd grade take the DIBELS assessment (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Literacy Skills).

Students in 3rd grade take the STAR assessment.


ACT (all students in 11th grade)

Students in grade 11 take the ACT, American College Test, which also assesses the four core academic areas and serves as an indicator of college readiness. This test is widely used for college admission and is scored on a scale of 0 to 36.


WorkKeys (some students in 11th grade)

WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system developed by ACT that measures the degree to which the student has developed important "real-world" skills. These employer-identified skills are applicable to any occupation and are critical to job success.

WorkKeys scores are also a significant predictor of success in postsecondary education/training programs. The students abilities are assessed in three areas: Applied Mathematics, Locating Information, and Reading for Information. Performance in these areas is measured against an established scale or standard of which successful completion can lead to earning one of the four National Career Readiness Certificates: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze.


CLEP (some students in 9th-12th grade)

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. Developed by the College Board, CLEP is the most widely accepted credit-by-examination program, available at more than 2,900 colleges and universities.

LSU Minimum Scores for CLEP Credit, 2016-17


AP (some students in 9th-12th grade)

Advanced Placement


STAR (all students in 2nd-8th grade)

The computer-based STAR reading and math assessments are given to each student to monitor academic achievement and growth in these subjects. For an explanation of how STAR assessments factor into students' grades, please click here: STAR grade scales.


ASVAB (some students in 9th-12th grade)

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery of Tests is an interest inventory test that helps guide students toward college majors and careers. Your scores determine how qualified you are for military occupations and enlistment bonuses. A high score improves your chances of being placed in the area of your choice and the bonus you wish to receive.


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